National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 1984

Regional tsunami warnings using satellites

Bernard, E.N., G.T. Hebenstreit, J.F. Lander, and P.F. Krumpe

In Proceedings of the 1983 Tsunami Symposium, ERL Special Report, Hamburg, FRG, August 1983, 117–129 (1984)

This study shows that satellite technology has potential applications to the problem of providing early tsunami warning information in developing nations of the Pacific not having their own regional warning network. A simple conceptual model is developed that shows how these technologies could be integrated into an early warning "system." The basic elements are existing instrumentation connected to satellite communication devices for rapid data acquisition and analysis and quick information dissemination.

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